A fantastic opportunity to join our market-leading specialist residential disputes and enfranchisement team within a top tier law firm. About CMS
CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 80 offices in 50 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.
CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent. About the Role
Our growing Residential Disputes team is part of the wider Real Estate Disputes team here at CMS and we are quite unique as a city firm in having a dedicated team of specialist residential and mixed-use advisors; this standout feature really does set us apart from our competitors. The work covers both enfranchisement and general property disputes across residential and mixed-use developments, acting for an impressive list of clients - Landed Estates, developers, investors and pension funds. The work is high quality, varied and includes: * Enfranchisement under the 1993 Act and 1967 Act;
* Tenants' Rights of first refusal under the 1987 Act and advising on structuring in resi/mixed use developments;
* Residential Service charge disputes including dispensation and consultations requirements;
* Residential possession;
* General residential landlord & tenant disputes;
* Right to manage;
* Changes in the law including the Law Commission reforms and Building Safety Bill, Ground Rent Bill, Reinvigorating Commonhold We are in an exciting period for residential disputes, with so many changes in the pipeline relating to law reforms and incoming legislation. This is a great time to join a leading team who are at the forefront of this change. About You
Ideally you will be an experienced residential disputes Solicitor with at least 5PQE gained within a firm well-regarded for real estate litigation work. Strong academics and training/ experience with a city or national firm are essential. Enfranchisement experience will be extremely beneficial, but not absolutely essential. We are looking for someone who can play a senior role within the team and therefore need someone who is keen to take on supervisory responsibility for junior team members. We need someone who is capable of taking on a leadership role with new instructions, who will be viewed as a trusted advisor with clients and who will invest the time and care needed to grow successful client relationships. Equal Opportunities
At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive. For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.
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